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Posts Tagged ‘core’

My second awesome newsletter

My second newsletter came out last Thursday (May 5). I am reposting it for my GFG! readers right here. If you would like to sign up to receive future newsletters in your inbox, you can go right here to enter your e-mail address. ~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear friends, Thank you for your interest in my newsletter. If you didn’t […]


Taking care of our feet with yoga

As a yoga teacher I teach and practice the same sequence for a week (as many of my yoga teachers do). The sequence I teach my students is the sequence I practice at home over the same week. And I usually like to have a theme each week, whether it is an anatomical focus or […]


Minus 1 drink, abs/core work are featured in this Monthly Challenge

The first Go Fit Girl! Monthly Challenge seemed successful. Trying to increase or get your water intake to at least 48-64 ounces a day and either trying yoga for the first time or if a regular yogi, trying a new teacher or new kind of class/practice. Today launches Go Fit Girl’s October Monthly Challenge. And […]


Learning about my sway back, core

On a day when I can sleep in, which is usually 6:30 a.m. Yes, 6:30 in the morning is sleeping in for me. How sad … Anyway, Fridays I normally work from home. So I usually just roll out of bed and turn on the computer and work. Today I got up about 5:45 and […]


America’s Next Pole Dancer?

My good friend Monica is getting married next month. Her bachelorette party was on Saturday. Because my mom was in town I couldn’t participate in most of the activities. But the one I did participate in was the pole dancing class. Talk about some sweaty exercise. There were probably about 15 of us participating. There […]


I’m not interested in hurting myself

Today during my Vinyasa yoga class I thought about what Vickie, one of my yoga teachers, says to the class when she puts us into a challenging pose … I’m not interested in you hurting yourself or I am not interested in you hurting your insert body part here. I have kyphosis. One time in […]


Aligning the spine in yoga

I attended the 6 p.m. yoga class, which Baxter normally teaches. I forgot he is in Costa Rica this week for a yoga retreat. Dominick was the sub. I like Dominick’s teaching style and he is funny. But his class starts at 4:30 on Mondays and Wednesdays. So I can rarely go. But I do […]


I call it the 2-hole punch core flexer

Yesterday while 2-hole punching some paperwork to file into the patent files I noticed that every time I hit the lever on the hole puncher I would engage my abs. I never noticed that until yesterday. I mean, I could be volunteering to hole punch everyone’s paperwork at the company and have washboard abs. Do […]


Elliptical today

So Saturdays are my normal day to work out for two hours: spin; abs/core; body conditioning. When I woke up yesterday morning I was so tired and dehydrated (did some drinking the night before) that I just couldn’t go to the gym. I was only planning on hitting spin because of a wedding Curt and […]


Tree Pose

I have been doing yoga on a regular basis for almost two years. I normally practice yoga about three times a week. I have seriously come a long way. But the thing with yoga is you are always improving and getting better and stronger. I don’t know if you ever master it? Some might disagree. […]